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Chronological account of reading

This is a list of when I read what books. Records from my Visual Bookshelf app on Facebook have been used and may be lacking in accuracy but from The World Without Us (2009, #8) onwards accuracy is confirmed.

2008 (living in York, Y1 of maths (with girls) and Y2 of maths (with Dan))

  1. Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves
  2. Raymond E. Feist, Faerie Tale
  3. Michael Crichton, The Lost World
  4. Isaac Asimov, The Robot Series
  5. Stephen King, The Dead Zone
  6. Frank Herbert, Dune
  7. Anne Rice, The Tale of the Body Thief
  8. Anne Rice, Memnoch the Devil
  9. Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End

2009 (living in York, Y2 of maths (with Dan) and start of working at McD's (with everyone!))

  1. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  2. William Gibson, Neuromancer
  3. Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Series - second half (except Prelude)
  4. Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
  5. Dan Dennett, Breaking the Spell
  6. Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
  7. Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype
  8. Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
  9. Derren Brown, Tricks of the Mind

2010 (living in York (with everyone) working at McD's then living at home starting Y1 at Sheffield Hallam)

  1. Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion (II)
  2. Greg Bear, Eon
  3. Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great
  4. Raymond E. Feist, Krondor: The Betrayal
  5. Peter F. Hamilton, The Commonwealth Saga
  6. Richard Adams, Watership Down
  7. Thomas Harris, Red Dragon
  8. Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
  9. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  10. Geoffrey Robertson, The Case of the Pope
  11. Thomas Harris, Hannibal
  12. John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
  13. Robert Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses
  14. H. G. Wells, The Time Machine

2011 (living at home, Y1/2 at Sheffield Hallam)

  1. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
  2. Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  3. Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  4. Ted Hughes, The Iron Man
  5. Matthew Stover, Star Wars Episode III
  6. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  7. Ben Goldacre, Bad Science
  8. George Orwell, Animal Farm
  9. George Orwell, 1984
  10. Greg Bear, Blood Music
  11. Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
  12. James Clavell, Shogun
  13. Carl Sagan, Contact
  14. Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
  15. Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
  16. Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Chapters 1-77
  17. Sam Harris, Lying
  18. Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
  19. Various, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas
  20. Christian Cantrell, Containment
  21. Trudi Canavan, The Black Magician Trilogy

2012 (Y2/3 at Sheff Hallam)

  1. Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, Why does E=mc2?
  2. Trudi Canavan, The Age of the Five Trilogy
  3. Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  4. Daniel Suarez, Daemon
  5. Brian Switek, Written in Stone
  6. Isaac Asimov, Spells
  7. Black Logician, Harry's Game
  8. Iain M. Banks, Consider Phlebas
  9. Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games
  10. Peter Watts, Blindsight
  11. George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  12. Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?
  13. 'LordsFire', Brutal Harry
  14. 'Vixit', A Study in Magic
  15. Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  16. Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
  17. 'Lens of Sanity', The Dark Lord's Equal
  18. Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick
  19. 'Sir Poley', Harry Potter and the Natural 20, Chapters 1-25
  20. Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic
  21. Simon Singh, Big Bang
  22. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

2013 (Y3/4 at Sheff Hallam)

  1. Dan Simmons, Hyperion
  2. Peter F. Hamilton, Misspent Youth
  3. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (III)
  4. Darrell Huff, How to Lie with Statistics
  5. Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden
  6. Greg Egan, Permutation City
  7. David Brin, Kil'n People
  8. Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire (II or III)
  9. Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat (II)
  10. Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned (II)
  11. 'Sir Poley', Harry Potter and the Natural 20 (II)
  12. Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  13. Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
  14. Ted Chiang, The Lifecycle of Software Objects
  15. Various, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame
  16. Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go
  17. Roger Williams, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
  18. Robin Hobb, The Farseer Trilogy

2014 (Y4 at Sheff Hallam/First year at Swallownest)

  1. 'alexanderwales', The Last Christmas
  2. 'alexanderwales', Branches on the Tree of Time
  3. Stephen King, The Green Mile
  4. Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
  5. Isaac Asimov, The Stars, Like Dust
  6. Isaac Asimov, The Currents in Space
  7. Thomas Harris, Hannibal Rising
  8. George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (II)
  9. 'alexanderwales', The Metropolitan Man
  10. Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note
  11. George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
  12. 'Sir Poley', Harry Potter and the Natural 20 (III)
  13. 'Sir Poley', Harry Potter and the Confirmed Critical
  14. Sam Hughes, Ra
  15. William Gibson, Alien 3 screenplay

2015 (First and second year at Swallownest)

  1. Steve Perry, Aliens: Earth Hive
  2. Following the Phoenix
  3. Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  4. Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon the Deep
  5. Vernor Vinge, A Deepness in the Sky
  6. Isaac Asimov, Profession
  7. Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

2016 (Teaching at OES in Japan)

  1. James Luceno, Star Wars: Tarkin

2017 (ESS teacher at OYIS)

  1. Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
  2. Quentin Skinner, Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
  3. Raymond E. Feist, Magician

Complete list of books read

  • Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1)
  • Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1-4 or 5)
  • Richard Adams, Watership Down
  • 'alexanderwales', Branches on the Tree of Time
  • 'alexanderwales', The Last Christmas
  • Karen Armstrong, A History of God (attempted)
  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire
  • Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, Child of Time
  • Isaac Asimov, Nightfall One
  • Isaac Asimov, Nightfall Two
  • Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, Nightfall
  • Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel
  • Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves
  • Isaac Asimov, The Naked Sun
  • Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn
  • Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire
  • Isaac Asimov, Forward the Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation's Edge
  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Earth
  • Isaac Asimov, The Complete Robot
  • Isaac Asimov, I, Robot
  • Isaac Asimov, Spells
  • Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves'
  • Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
  • Isaac Asimov, The Stars, Like Dust
  • Isaac Asimov, The Currents in Space
  • Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick
  • Iain M. Banks, Consider Phlebas
  • Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games
  • Greg Bear, Eon
  • Greg Bear, Blood Music
  • David Brin, Kil'n People
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (attempted)
  • Derren Brown, Tricks of the Mind
  • Trudi Canavan, The Black Magician Trilogy
  • Trudi Canavan, The Age of the Five Trilogy
  • Christian Cantrell, Containment
  • Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
  • Ted Chiang, The Lifecycle of Software Objects
  • James Clavell, Shogun
  • Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
  • Michael Crichton, The Lost World
  • Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • Michael Crichton, Prey
  • Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, Why does E=mc2?
  • Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
  • Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
  • Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype
  • Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  • Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden
  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
  • Dan Dennett, Breaking the Spell
  • Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • Charles Dickens, Bleak House (attempted)
  • Greg Egan, Permutation City
  • Raymond E. Feist, The Riftwar Legacy
  • Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, The Empire Trilogy
  • Raymond E. Feist, Krondor's Sons
  • Raymond E. Feist, The Serpentwar Saga
  • Raymond E. Feist, Rise of a Merchant Prince
  • Raymond E. Feist, Rage of a Demon King
  • Raymond E. Feist, Shards of a Broken Crown
  • Raymond E. Feist, Krondor: The Betrayal
  • Raymond E. Feist, Faerie Tale
  • Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
  • Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?
  • William Gibson, Neuromancer
  • Maggie Gee, The Ice People (attempted)
  • Ben Goldacre, Bad Science
  • Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  • Peter F. Hamilton, The Commonwealth Saga
  • Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Thomas Harris, Red Dragon
  • Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
  • Thomas Harris, Hannibal
  • Sam Harris, The End of Faith (attempted)
  • Sam Harris, Lying
  • Frank Herbert, Dune
  • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great
  • Robin Hobb, The Farseer Trilogy
  • Bruce Hood, Supersense (attempted)
  • Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
  • Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go
  • Darrell Huff, How to Lie with Statistics
  • Ted Hughes, The Iron Man
  • Robert Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses
  • Stephen King, The Gunslinger
  • Stephen King, Carrie
  • Stephen King, The Stand
  • Stephen King, Everything's Eventual
  • Stephen King, The Dead Zone
  • Stephen King, The Green Mile
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 'Lens of Sanity', The Dark Lord's Equal
  • John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
  • 'LordsFire', Brutal Harry
  • Michelle Magorian, Goodnight, Mister Tom
  • George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire #1 - A Game of Thrones
  • George Orwell, Animal Farm
  • George Orwell, 1984
  • Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
  • Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic
  • Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
  • Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
  • Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
  • Anne Rice, The Queen of the Damned
  • Anne Rice, The Tale of the Body Thief
  • Anne Rice, Memnoch the Devil
  • Geoffrey Robertson, The Case of the Pope
  • J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter
  • Carl Sagan, Contact
  • J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • R. A. Salvatore, The Cleric Quintet
  • Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
  • Darren Shan, Darren Shan
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Dan Simmons, Hyperion
  • Simon Singh, Big Bang
  • Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Matthew Stover, Star Wars Episode III
  • Daniel Suarez, Daemon
  • Brian Switek, Written in Stone
  • G. P. Taylor, Shadowmancer
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
  • Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End
  • 'Vixit', A Study in Magic
  • Peter Watts, Blindsight
  • Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
  • H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Various, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas (up to last 2 chapters)
  • Various, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Chronological order of publications

This is a list of what I've read in the order of their publication. For fun!

  • 1811 Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  • 1813 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • 1818 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • 1847 Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (attempted)
  • 1852-1853 Charles Dickens, Bleak House (attempted)
  • 1860-1861 Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
  • 1877 Anna Sewell, Black Beauty
  • 1879 Robert Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses
  • 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • 1891 Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • 1895 H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
  • 1937 J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • 1945 George Orwell, Animal Farm
  • 1949 George Orwell, 1984
  • 1950 Isaac Asimov, I, Robot
  • 1950 Isaac Asimov, Pebble in the Sky
  • 1951 Isaac Asimov, Foundation
  • 1951 Isaac Asimov, The Stars, Like Dust
  • 1951 J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
  • 1952 Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Empire
  • 1952 Isaac Asimov, The Currents in Space
  • 1953 Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation
  • 1954 Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel
  • 1954 William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  • 1954 Darrell Huff, How to Lie with Statistics
  • 1954-1955 J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
  • 1957 Isaac Asimov, The Naked Sun
  • 1960 Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 1964 Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 1964 Frank Herbert, Dune
  • 1968 Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • 1968 Ted Hughes, The Iron Man
  • 1970 Various, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame
  • 1971 Isaac Asimov, Nightfall One
  • 1972 Isaac Asimov, Nightfall Two
  • 1972 Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves
  • 1972 Richard Adams, Watership Down
  • 1974 Stephen King, Carrie
  • 1975 James Clavell, Shogun
  • 1976 Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
  • 1976 Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
  • 1977 Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
  • 1977 J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
  • 1978 Stephen King, The Stand
  • 1979 Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 1979 Stephen King, The Dead Zone
  • 1980 Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • 1981 Thomas Harris, Red Dragon
  • 1981 Michelle Magorian, Goodnight, Mister Tom
  • 1982 Isaac Asimov, The Complete Robot
  • 1982 Isaac Asimov, Foundation's Edge
  • 1982 Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
  • 1982 Richard Dawkins, The Extended Phenotype
  • 1982 Stephen King, The Gunslinger
  • 1983 Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn
  • 1983 Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic
  • 1984 Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish
  • 1984 William Gibson, Neuromancer
  • 1985 Isaac Asimov, Robots and Empire
  • 1985 Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat
  • 1985 Greg Bear, Blood Music
  • 1985 Carl Sagan, Contact
  • 1985 Richard Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!
  • 1985 Isaac Asimov, Spells
  • 1985 Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
  • 1986 Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker
  • 1986 Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Earth
  • 1982-1986 Rayond E. Feist, The Riftwar Saga
  • 1986 Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
  • 1987 Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  • 1987 Greg Bear, Eon
  • 1987 Iain M. Banks, Consider Phlebas
  • 1988 Isaac Asimov, Prelude to Foundation
  • 1988 Roald Dahl, Matilda
  • 1988 Raymond E. Feist, Faerie Tale
  • 1988 Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games
  • 1988 Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs
  • 1988 Anne Rice, Queen of the Damned
  • 1988 Richard Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?
  • 1989 Dan Simmons, Hyperion
  • 1990 Isaac Asimov, Nightfall
  • 1990 Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park
  • 1992 Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
  • 1992 Isaac Asimov, Child of Time
  • 1989-1992 Raymond E. Feist, Krondor's Sons
  • 1987-1992 Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, The Empire Trilogy
  • 1992 Anne Rice, The Tale of the Body Thief
  • 1992 Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
  • 1993 Isaac Asimov, Forward the Foundation
  • 1993 Karen Armstrong, A History of God
  • 1991-1994 R. A. Salvatore, The Cleric Quintet
  • 1995 Greg Egan, Permutation City
  • 1995 Michael Crichton, The Lost World
  • 1995 Anne Rice, Memnoch the Devil
  • 1995 Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden
  • 1996 George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire #1 - A Game of Thrones
  • 1996 Stephen King, The Green Mile
  • 1995-1997 Robin Hobb, The Farseer Trilogy
  • 1997 Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • 1997 Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 1994-1998 Raymond E. Feist, The Serpentwar Saga
  • 1998 Raymond E. Feist, Krondor: The Betrayal
  • 1998 Maggie Gee, The Ice People
  • 1999 Michael Crichton, Timeline
  • 1999 Thomas Harris, Hannibal
  • 1995-2000 Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
  • 2001-2003 Trudi Canavan, The Black Magician Trilogy
  • 2002 Stephen King, Everything's Eventual
  • 2002 Michael Crichton, Prey
  • 2002 G. P. Taylor, Shadowmancer
  • 2002 David Brin, Kil'n People
  • 2003 Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
  • 1998-2003 Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go
  • 2004 Sam Harris, The End of Faith
  • 2000-2004 Darren Shan, Darren Shan
  • 2004 John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
  • 2004 Simon Singh, Big Bang
  • 2004-2005 Peter F. Hamilton, The Commonwealth Saga
  • 2005 Matthew Stover, Star Wars Episode III
  • 2005-2006 Trudi Canavan, The Age of the Five Trilogy
  • 2006 Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
  • 2006 Dan Dennett, Breaking the Spell
  • 2006 Vernor Vinge, Rainbows End
  • 2006 Peter Watts, Blindsight
  • 2006-2010 Daniel Suarez, Daemon
  • 2007 Derren Brown, Tricks of the Mind
  • 2007 Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great
  • 1997-2007 J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter
  • 2007 Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
  • 2008 Ben Goldacre, Bad Science
  • 2009 Various, The Atheist's Guide to Christmas (up to last 2 chapters)
  • 2009 Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, Why does E=mc2?
  • 2009 Bruce Hood, Supersense - ATTEMPTED
  • 2010 Geoffrey Robertson, The Case of the Pope
  • 2010 Christian Cantrell, Containment
  • 2010 Brian Switek, Written in Stone
  • 2010 Ted Chiang, The Lifecycle of Software Objects
  • 2011 Sam Harris, Lying
  • 2011 'LordsFire', Brutal Harry
  • 2011 'Lens of Sanity', The Dark Lord's Equal
  • 2011 Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick
  • 2012 'Vixit', A Study in Magic
  • 2013 'alexanderwales', Branches on the Tree of Time
  • 2013 'alexanderwales', The Last Christmas
  • 2010-2015 Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

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